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Changes in this release
New supported devices:
* meson-gxl-s805x-libretech-ac (Amlogic)
* meson-gxl-s905d-p230 (Amlogic)
* meson-gxl-s905x-p212 (Amlogic)
* meson8b-ec100 (Amlogic)
Some ARM defconfig changes made the kernel bigger and the ox820 device
cannot boot any more. Update the ramdisk address to **0x61000000**
Some device-types (`jetson-tk1`, `juno`, `qcom-qdf2400`, `rzn1d`,
`synquacer` and `tc2`) were not allowing the job submitter to set
`extra_nfsroot_args` in the job context.
Job submitters can now pass extra nfs rootfs arguments in the job
context for these devices.
extra_nfsroot_args: ",wsize=65536 nfsrootdebug"
This new version creates several database migrations:
* add `ExtendedUser.table_length` field
* add new tables: `GroupDeviceTypePermission` and `GroupDevicePermission`
* add custom permissions for Device: `view_device`, `submit_to_device`,
* add custom permissions for DeviceType: `view_devicetype`,
* remove fields from DeviceType: `owners_only`
* remove fields from Device: `user`, `group`, `is_public`
* remove fields from TestJob: `user`, `group`, `visibility`
* delete table: `DefaultDeviceOwner`
These may incur a small amount of downtime during the upgrade process
as database migrations happen. This may take a long time if there is a
large number of records in the ``TestJob`` table.
A goal for the LAVA development team is to reduce the frequency of
database migrations to reduce this cost as much as possible. This
release also includes a data migration and adding new records in the
newly created tables so that authorization refactoring does not change
any existing user-visible behaviour.
Due to scaling problems with the previous authentication model, the
way LAVA controls access to its most important entities (DeviceType,
Device and TestJob) has been completely revamped.
Previously, LAVA used flags like `owners_only`, `user`, `group`,
`visibility`. On large LAVA installations these were causing
significant database overhead. They have now been removed and replaced
by a new design. Two new tables have been added:
`GroupDeviceTypePermission` and `GroupDevicePermission`. The
permission model has been moved to Group based control and
administrators can control those through the Django admin interfaces
for ``DeviceType`` and ``Device`` records, or via the respective
XMLRPC calls. The data migration will convert records across from the
old auth model to the new model, keeping equivalent permissions.
The new permission model is inheritable by design so any permissions
applied to device types will also be applied to devices belonging to
the particular device type, and all permissions applied to a device
will be relevant for permissions on test jobs running on that
particular device. Further information can be found in the LAVA
The LAVA web interface displays a lot of tables. The size of the table
is configurable at instance level by the admin since LAVA
[2019.06](2019.06). There is a default table length defined in the
In this release, users can now also configure the default table length
to use when logged in. This can be set by the user in their profile
page at `https://<host>/me/`.
Steve, for the LAVA team.
Steve McIntyre steve.mcintyre(a)linaro.org
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